Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick with Encouragement): Live It Out Option for Parents

Children are individually unique. Consider the differences in your children. (If you only have one child, consider the differences between yourself and your siblings or friends.) God created each person with different characteristics and interests. Christians have differing talents and spiritual gifts. How do you encourage your children to use their uniqueness to serve the […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Additional Questions

The Point: Encouragement strengthens relationships.   Opening Question What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Name the top five things you think humans absolutely must have to survive and thrive. If you were stranded on a desert island, what, besides food and water, would you need […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Additional Questions

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The Point: Let love permeate every relationship Opening Question Would you rather eat stale bread or drink day-old coffee? What could use a little “freshening up” in your life? Who was your first good friend in elementary school and what made you become friends? What was the first birthday party you were invited to attend […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick with Love): Conclusion Option for Parents

Replace Question #5 with the following option: Have a volunteer read the following aloud: “Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. ⌊Love⌋ finds no joy in unrighteousness but […]

Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): Live It Out Option for Parents

Vertical and Horizontal Our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationships with others are indicators of our spiritual maturity. Below, circle areas of that need work in each of these relationships. Vertical: (with God) Time in Bible study; Time in Prayer; Time in Meditation; Grateful Attitude, Good, Faithful Horizontal: (with family, children, coworkers, etc.) Loving, […]

Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): Introduction Option for Men

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  “George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, is the only commander in chief in modern times who has declined to write a memoir. Now George W. Bush, the 43rd president, strides into the void with a book of his own intended to give voice to his modest father’s life and […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): Additional Questions

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THE POINT: Jesus is alive—and we can live forever. Icebreaker 1. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 68 percent of people fear death. [http://www.statisticbrain.com/fear-phobia-statistics] What is it about anticipating death that makes us afraid? 2. In what ways have you witnessed people around you trying to “beat” death? 3. What was the saddest […]

Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Discussion Option for Men

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  On Wednesday November 12, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission safely landed a space explorer module named Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Launched in 2004 the mission took 10 years to travel 4 billion miles into space and into the orbit of this particular comet. The historic landing, scientists hope, will provide […]

Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Conclusion Option for Parents

After teaching the section on Acts 1:9-11, distribute a pen and a piece of paper to each person in your group. Play the song “Holy Spirit” by Jesus Culture, (found at [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBifjXFA-W4]), and ask learners to write a letter to the Holy Spirit thanking Him for His work and what He means to them. As […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): Live It Out Option for Men

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Back in the 1950’s a massive earthquake shook China, and as a result, a huge boulder was dislodged from a mountain. It exposed a great cache of wonderful ancient artifacts over a thousand years old. A new world became visible. It was similar, but very, very different, when the stone was rolled away from Jesus’ […]